The panels which are a ‘sandwich’ of a two aluminium sheets securing a plastic core are known to retain their shape even in extreme climatic situations. These sheets are corrosion/stain/fireproof and save a lot of time, energy and money.
Every time a new project brief arrives, an architect goes through the dilemma of selecting the right material choice for his/her new venture. According to the ongoing trends, there are so many material alternatives, however, ACP is always among the preferred choices.
ACP can be installed on any type of building and is very easy to install on the facades of the elevation. It can be used on the exterior as well as the interior of the building. ACP is also used for the renovation of many buildings. They are so efficient & cost-effective that many times, they have the capability to replace heavy steel used to craft building signs and billboards. Also when compared to other materials, these panels tend to be better in sealing the building. Also, due to the light weight, they are easy to maintain and do not increase the dead load of the building while making the facade design presentable. These days, double-skin facades are in vogue with a number of people using it for their new properties and construction–for houses as well as for workplaces. In this case, ACPs can be used alongside glass to give out a nuanced effect to your façade. Cleverly used, these panels not only emerge as a treat to the eye but also act as a noise and heat barrier for the buildings.
Advantages of ACPs
Long-Lasting: ACPs have long durability and are weather and stain proof. They even act as a sturdy noise-barrier by preventing external sound from entering inside the buildings. The shapes and size of these panels remain uninhibited – be it any weather or season, ACPs are a perfect material to be used all-year-round and irrespective of any weather. No wonder this adds to the durability and lastingness of these panels making them go strong year after another.
No/Low Maintenance: ACPs demand absolutely no maintenance and allow a seamless experience. All you need to do is wipe them using a clean cloth to get rid of that dust and dirt accumulated on the panels.
Fire Protection: Protection of buildings from fire is a matter of concern for architects and consultants. It depends upon using the right products. Thankfully, many reputed brands in ACP have this special range. Undoubtedly, this aspect of the product needs more research and work.
Pocket-friendly: ACPs are affordable. By being cost-effective and extremely durable, these panels are best for any commercial project. With their heat-resistant property, ACPs are known to keep the interiors of buildings automatically cool – saving a lot of expense on energy. These panels are also customisable when it comes to sizing – which can be done according to the client.
Easy to Install: ACP cladding is known to be quite easy. Be it exterior or interior space, these panels can be installed without any hassle regardless of whether it is a new building or you are renovating an old cladding space. For this reason, people call ACP a friendly product.
Popular Brands in the ACP Segment
Aludecor: Started in 2004, Aludecor is today one of the most sought after brands for ACPs. The company thrives on research methods and using the latest technology for producing products of great quality.
Alstone: Alstone started its operations with Alstone Classic, an exquisite range of panels that went ahead to become a benchmark in Aluminium Composite Panels.
Alucobond: ALUCOBOND® is among the oldest brands in ACP. It is a composite panel consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a fire-retardant or non-combustible mineral-filled core that stands for sustainable construction quality and the highest creative standards. The façade material is distinguished by its outstanding product attributes such as precise flatness, variety of surfaces and colours as well as excellent formability.
Eurobond: As per the website, Eurobond ACPs root from their parent company called Euro Panel Products. The company provides aluminium composite panels, sheets and innovative metal composite panels for both residential and commercial projects. Their broad range includes ACPs of various textures and finishes. Some of these are solid, metallic, marble, spectra, mirror, sparkle, HPL, wooden and wooden texture and even FR (Fire Retardant Panels).
Virgo: Virgo ACP claims to be a high-quality aluminum composite panel best for giving timeless beauty to new & existing buildings, constructing roofs, signage as well as interior applications. Virgo ACP ensures outstanding construction quality with a rich array of colours & surface choices.
Alstrong: Alstrong claims to be using leading-edge Korean and Japanese technology across 5 ACP lines to create products that are at par with the best in the world. The products help create a visual aesthetic that ‘Always Looks New’. The ACPs are durable, maintenance-free and can perform across a variety of demanding environments.